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Why join us?

Why join us?

Serving 70 million people across the UK

There’s nothing quite like working in the Government Finance Function (GFF). Because nowhere else would you get the chance to work on projects that impact the day-to-day lives of people all over the UK. And with the GFF supporting you at every step, you’ll find a balanced way of working that puts you first. It all adds up to a fascinating, rewarding place to be. Here are some of the top reasons why joining us is a great idea.

If you’ve got a question, there’s always someone in the community who can help. For me, that’s the GFF’s key strength.

Laura, Finance Fast Streamer
Ministry of Justice

A community of counterparts

A community of counterparts

We’re a far-reaching community at the heart of government, where everyone benefits from shared resources, development opportunities, expertise and values. Where people listen to and look out for one another. Where, if you have a problem, you’ve got 10,000+ colleagues to call on for support. And where we place value in the way we treat each other. Ours is a culture that truly cares about you, your development and your wellbeing.

My career change into government finance has given me the flexibility I need to put my family and wellbeing first.

Paul, Finance Graduate Apprentice
Ministry of Justice

Balance is everything

Balance is everything

Finding the right kind of balance: it’s everything. Doing complex and challenging work, without shouldering all the responsibility alone. Being part of a huge community without getting lost in the crowd. Achieving your career ambitions without compromising on homelife. Whatever balance looks like to you, you’ll find it here in the GFF.

I’m so proud of the input I’ve had on projects that have helped protect some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

Precious, Senior Finance Business Partner
HM Revenue and Customs

See and feel your value

See and feel your value

There’s value and meaning in everything we do. We deal with big budgets, in big ways. We influence key decisions. And we support our community with our financial expertise, giving us a voice in rooms all throughout government. The best bit? Everything’s rooted in real life. There are people behind our numbers. And we use our skills every day to achieve good and worthwhile outcomes, helping the public and bringing about positive change in society.

Through the GFF, I’ve found a mentor that inspires me and accessed training that’s really supported my accountancy studies.

Yvette, Finance Business Partner
Department for Work and Pensions

Careers with momentum

Careers with momentum

With thousands of colleagues, 400+ organisations, and locations in all corners of the UK, our career options are almost endless. That means building long-term plans. Following your interests. And doing it all with the support of a big network where everyone shares their learning. We invest in our people too. So, if you’re interested in getting some coaching, or studying for new qualifications, we’ll give you the time and space.

The encouragement to 'go for it', the learning and development, the flexibility - it's all been instrumental in my career progress.

Christina, Deputy Director and Co-Chair of the Women's Network
Department of Health and Social Care

Benefits that look after you

Benefits that look after you

Being part of the GFF means having access to a range of great benefits. Think financial support. Policies that help look after your wellbeing. And leave options that mean you can make the most out of life’s important moments. Find out more below.

Flexible working

Flexible working is embedded in our culture – from junior positions right through to our senior leadership teams. It means being able to balance work, your wellbeing and family life, all without compromising on your career goals.

Civil Service pension

Our culture is one that cares about people beyond work. Which is why we all have access to a generous defined benefit pension. Including up to 27% employer contributions and ill health cover, this ensures you and your family are prepared for the future.

Annual leave

Everyone working in the Civil Service gets 25 days’ annual leave per year, rising to 30 days after five years. Plus, public holidays and the King’s birthday too.

Training and professional development time

To help realise our career ambitions, we have five dedicated days per year for training or personal development. You can also pursue further qualifications with our support.

Employee Assistance Programme

This free, confidential service provides information, advice and counselling to help with a range of work, family and personal issues.

Parent and carer leave

Our parents and carers throughout the Civil Service all have access to 26 weeks’ maternity, adoption and shared parental leave at full pay.

Please note that benefits will vary between organisations. This list is an example and may not be offered by all employers within the GFF.

  • Flexible working options, from compressed hours to flexitime, term-time contracts to part-time hours, and more
  • 25 days’ annual leave, rising to 30 after five years, plus public holidays and the King’s birthday off
  • Dedicated training and professional development time
  • A generous defined benefit pension, with up to 27% employer contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 26 weeks’ maternity, adoption or shared parental leave at full pay. Followed by 13 weeks’ statutory pay and 13 weeks unpaid
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket advances
  • The option to make tax-free donations to charities via Payroll giving
  • Access to an employee benefits and discounts portal
  • Reward and recognition scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Rental Deposit Advance Scheme – which helps employees meet the total cost of deposits for privately rented homes
  • Sports and social networks
  • Paid leave for volunteering
  • The option to take a career break